Visiting from the UK in September

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Visiting from the UK in September

Post by 1poundSOCKS » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:57 am

Hi,

I will in visiting the US from the UK and would love to get lots of climbing done at the gorge. I'll be there in the second half of September, I'll only have boot, harness, belay and chalk bag, no other kit (I need to travel light). If anyone fancies hooking up, let me know.

Also, would be good to know where are the best places to stay, maybe a cheap motel or a campsite, I can always buy a tent if I'm stopping for a few weeks.

Cheers,

Mat.

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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by dustonian » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:03 am

Easy to find partners at Miguel's, or send a message when you're departing UK. And I would bring 2 boots with you on the trip.... plus a set of spurs, & maybe some chaps.

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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by pawilkes » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:31 pm

Miguel's rents out a couple rooms above the bathrooms, I think they're around $40/night. You should be able to meet people there although you might need to bribe them with beer and pizza to compensate them for the use of their rope and gear unless you can really turn on that british charm
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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by Feanor007 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:00 pm

Where in the UK? Just moved home to Lexington from Oxford myself.
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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by the lurkist » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:11 pm

don't forget to bring your wooly salopette
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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by 1poundSOCKS » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:34 am

Thanks for all the replies (really!!!), I have been thinking again and I will definitely bring both boots now, no need to travel that light. :) Miguel's sounds like the place to be, I will try the charm, but suspect I'll be buying the food & drinks. :)

@Feanor007...I'm living in Cononley near Skipton, but currently in France, climbing. I've only got a week back the UK before I hit the states. If the climbing's as good as the Verdon Gorge and the Alps, it will be some trip!!!

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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by Spikeddem » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:27 pm

Depending on how early you get here, I may be able climb with you. I'm free to climb any days up until the 21st. I'll have all the gear we'll need. Except your boots :)

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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by 1poundSOCKS » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:26 am

@spikeddem sounds great, I leave New York on 16th, so need to check the drive times, the US is such a big country. I managed to drive 15 hours in one day to get from Rodellar in Spain to Chamonix in France because I had guaranteed climbing, so I will be there hopefully for at least few days before the 21st. :)

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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by davidterrill » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:20 am

You might want to give us a look at Land of the Arches Campground. We offer indoor camping ( ya all you need is a pad and a bag) for 5.00 per night that includes the use of showers, outdoor Climbers and wi-fi. We are a climber friendly camp with climbers here all the time. Being only three miles from Muir Valley look us up @ land of the Arches .com or on face book.
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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by 1poundSOCKS » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:45 pm

@davidterrill cheers Dave. Indoor camping...only in America! :)

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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by GWG » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:05 pm

From New York City to the gorge, it's between 11 and 12 hours driving time. I live about 110 km outside of NYC on the way to the gorge and it takes me just about 10 hours.

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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by 1poundSOCKS » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:39 am

@gwg much appreciated, sounds like I could be climbing in the gorge on 17th.

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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by GWG » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:47 am

If you're in NY, you gonna check out the gunks? They're in New Paltz, maybe 1 1/2 hrs out of NYC.

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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by dustonian » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:47 pm

Don't forget your credit card at the Gunks, plan on maxing it for 3 days of climbing there.

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Re: Visiting from the UK in September

Post by 1poundSOCKS » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:37 pm

Why's the gunks so expensive? Good name btw, the gunks. :) is it sport or trad? The more psyched I get for US climbing the more climbing kit is slipping into my bag...one set of nuts, plus I might treat myself to some camelots, they've got to be cheaper than the UK.

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